Sunday, March 22, 2009

Isn't BYU grand?

Today, I had the opportunity to attend the Draper temple dedication. I was so glad. The bishopric said that they got some tickets today so everyone rushed over with their recommends to secure a ticket. The dedication was fantastic. The whole marriott center was completely packed. I got chills when we did the hosanna shout with our hankerchiefs and then sang
"The Spirit of God." This was an absolutely amazing meeting, and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to go.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Finally the semester is winding down

This was actually quite an eventful weekend. It was Lana's birthday!!! (Also Kincheloe is already making plans of things to do with you Lana)
On Friday, I got a lot done.
1. I went to school
2. Let shrinks experiment on me but it was ok because I made $5
3. Take a test and I did awesome!!!
4. Go to a recital for class
5. Go to a dance party for Becky's birthday which is forever away
6. Went back to Lauren and Sophie's to watch speed racer.

Speed racer was a really good movie, well at least as far as I can tell. I fell asleep during the movie and woke up in the morning to see Sophie walking through the door. This really freaked me out because I was really confused why she was at my house, but I kind of came around and realized that I never made it home.

On saturday, we ate delicious cinnamon rolls in the morning then procedded on to our house hunt. AND we even found a prospective place. In the evening, my ward went to soldiers hollow to go tubing. This was a super fun experience. I even kept the injuries to a minimum. Although, tomorrow morning we'll really be able to assess the damage. I didn't realize that there was such a thing as ice burns! My face is a little sore and puffy in a couple of spots and I have a few scratches from people's fists, feet, and nails, but other than that I'm doin good. One time we went down as a huge group but kind of broke up part way through. I caught up to the group in front because they were stopped and my group was cruisin down the hill we all collided and somehow I got flung over the group and I skipped/slid down the hill the rest of the way on my stomach. By the time I got to the bottom, my pants were hanging extremely low and my shirt was up far too high. Needless to say, this is when I got my ice burns. Another time we had a huge chain and I was in the back pushing to start off. The chain got moving pretty quickly and I had to grab my tube quick sprint down the hill and lunge through the air and catch the chain. In the process, I knocked the wind got totally knocked out of me. I barely made it and I grabbed the guy's shoe in front of me and I pulled myself in. It was awesome because we were smokin down the hill. Throughtout the night, we tried just about any formation possible. My favorite was the flying "v." I had so much fun at this event and I would definitely go back. We also had a great testimony builder. A guy lost his single key somewhere. There was a group of about 10 of us searching for the key. We prayed for help and then proceeded to comb the hill. Surprisingly enough we found the key! Honestly, the odds were against us, but the Lord definitely helped us.
Tomorrow, Kincheloe is giving a talk in sacrament so we'll see how that goes. I told her not to quote movies again, so we'll see if she heeds the counsel of her wise and superior roommate

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Stake conference

Today, we had stake conference in the Provo tabernacle. I've never been there before and I was amazed at its beauty. The spirit there was so great, and I know that our leaders care about us and are called by inspiration. Our stake presidency was released which is sad because I really liked them but even more sad because my bishop is now in the new stake presidency. I really like bis alyson and it was nice to have a bishop at school that I could really get close to, but he will do great. Soon we should be getting a new bishop and we'll have to see how that goes. But yes conference was a great experience.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

school ugghh

I'm really starting to feel the pressure of school. Usually, I just ignore it, but it's really starting to be crunch time. Consequently, I feel like I am forever locked in my tower (aka bedroom) doing homework and studying for the never ending flood of tests. To calm myself down I was looking at some of my favorite pictures. I will share these with you.

After the haunted house in salt lake.

Walking with Jillian at graduation. I miss that kid and sadly she's getting married this summer.

Hmmmm yeah that was definitely freshman year.

Jillian and I in our cooking class senior year. This was the same class that the teacher told us to make sure to marry men that could cook because we obviously couldn't. Jillian was quite offended because she normally isn't a terrible cook. I guess I just bring out the... best of people.

District champs!!! Heck yes going state seated 1st!

Homecoming senior year with my buddies, jillian and kara. And yes I was royalty. For some reason this surprises people.

Paddy with Phoenix. I bought Paddy for my mom this summer with my first paycheck; good thing the government pays well. Also, to our surprise she was pregnant.

This is where I worked all summer- just me, my sampling pole, my country music blasting, and my muddy truck.

My lunch buddies.
My Jakers during christmas break of freshman year.
My little brother posing for my new camera out on the wildlife refuge where I go riding.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Still procrastinating

Also, I did laundry today, and I am pleasantly surprised by how well it churned out. My whites are more white, clothes smell good, and almost all my socks are accounted for. But most importantly I have underwear!!! One downside- my favorite sweatshirt still has a little bit of a stain and the string for the hood came out but overall this was a successful washing. Currently, I am listening to Stand By Me by Ben King. Saturday is Hilary's birthday!!! I'm really excited for her and I know her trip to scotland will be absolutely awesome. Speaking of awesomeness, I was really disappointed that there wasn't a new HIMYM this week. Dang it! But that's ok because monday is fast approaching. This sunday is my stake conference and it's in the provo tavernacle which is super cool because I've never been there before oh yeah and because I get to be spiritually uplifted by my stake leaders.

Final game

Tonight, I played in the last intramural game of... league I guess because there's still apparently a tournament. I'm excited for the tournament but also making sure not to get my hopes up too high because we're terrible and won't last very long. Also, when I get my hopes up and they are dashed I get very upset and can't really control myself; it's definitely a weakness of mine. Tonight, we tied with the other team and I guess intramurals haven't heard of OTs so that really sucked. We were definitely the better team and were up by 3 at the very end but the other team came down the court and chucked the ball in the air and made a 3 pointer. I couldn't believe it! We only had 15 secs left so I booked it down the court and I was WIDE open under the hoop, but of course my team threw the ball away. Grrrr What Do I Have To DO?! But I slapped the floor and ran back down the court pushed a few girls out of the way grabbed the rebound out of a girls hands and outletted the ball but the time was up. Well, at least I prevented them from winning. Overall, I am pleased with my performance; I played well tonight. Our scoring was more evenly distributed and yes I take credit for that. I left the low post to play wing or high post. By doing this, I was able to get my hands on the ball more. I had more assists tonight than I have in any other game of my career. A girl from the other team also complimented me she said, "WOW you're really good. Have you played before." This compliment came after I cut down from the point to help Elise who was in distress on the block. I called out to her and she bounce passed the ball to me around 3 girls. I then got the ball and about the free throw line and took two steps without dribbling and did a underhand lay in. I thought nothing of it but then again I have to remember who I'm playing with. But like I said I am happy with my performance and really that's all that I can control so I am pleased for only the second time (the first being after the first game where I also played awesome) after a game. To celebrate I'm deciding which homework to not do and listening to Cher and Billy Idol. I also got great news from my mother and I'm waiting for my brother to turn me down so I extend this great news to other dear friends.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I'm trying to study for my ridiculously hard test, but I'm having trouble trying to focus.
Reasons why:
1. There's a little asian girl on the verge of tears speaking in broken english on the phone. It sounds like her boyfriend is breaking up with her. I'm almost feel bad for her, but come on I'm trying to study.
2. A group of girls are studying for a marriage prep test or something useless like that. They're joking and laughing and saying the qualities that their husbands will have. grrrrr shut up!

Well, I'm glad that I got that out of my system.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Babooshka babooshka babooshka ya ya

Kate Bush = nightmares
Thanks Lauren